Yoga Workout – Kriya
Many different types of yoga workouts have been devised. But often in the quest for fitness and a hard body.
At some point it becomes just a workout and not yoga. If you come to this path with fitness in mind beware. Yoga is extremely powerful stuff!
If you try to rush it, you will only slow yourself down. Yoga is not mind over body. It is harmony between them. In yoga the mind is used to perceive (diagnose) and guide (heal) the body. Not to “control” it and never to force it.
The big lesson is that yoga takes time. Time for muscles to coordinate. Time for tissues to grow. Time for breath and circulation (spirit, energy, O2) to flow. But rest assured. The time you invest in yoga comes back with interest in greater vitality, presence of mind, reduced need for sleep, and longer life. Wouldn’t be much point to all of this otherwise!
Yoga is conscious action not “learning routines.” The skill, grace, and poise develop naturally as an inevitable result of regular practice. No major effort is required or even effective. Trying hard will make your practice painful, even injurious, and will actually slow your progress!
Forcing it only gives your body more to heal! Yoga is extremely powerful stuff! If you try too hard you can easily do serious damage. Do yoga in the sprit of love not regimentation.
The therapeutic effect of yoga comes from involving your mind totally in inspiring (breathing) your body to evolve. Cortical Upper Motor Neurons interacting directly with Lower Motor Neurons (spinal column). Not mediated by cerebellar ingrams. Conscious action. Not habit. Not routine. Not robotic.